Private info of German politicians leaked in hack
Hackers managed to get hold of several telephone numbers, private addresses, party memos, personal banking information and family information belonging to several politicians affecting most political parties in the country apart from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), Efe news reported.
"According to initial information, there is no concern (for the security) of governmental networks," it added.
The German media said that the private details were published over the Christmas period but only garnered public attention on Thursday.
Notable cases included sports journalist Hajo Seppelt, who broke the Russian doping scandal, and comedian Jan Bohmermann, who in 2016 sparked controversy with a satirical swipe at Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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